My first thought was “this has got to be for someone else, or intended for me to share with someone else.”
It was, but only in the sense that I am invited to get a friend to enlist with me.
Then I wondering if the USMC realizes they sent a recruiting postcard to a 46 year old United Methodist Clergy who is a pacifist.
From time to time I’ve come across rather anti-military, but mostly I want to encourage Christians to consider their Lord before allowing Caesar to tell them who to kill.
Perhaps I’ve mellowed, or perhaps I’ve grown a bit. My heart goes out to all those men and women who intend to serve their country and are now on their third, fourth, or fifth consecutive tour to Iraq or Afghanistan. I thought of the toll such tours are taking on their souls, their families, and, eventually, our nation.
So, then I thought that maybe, just maybe, if I did enlist I could take the place of one of those men or women, and maybe let them come home instead of spending another year over there.
I still don’t think they want a 46 year old clergy pacifist, but if it would help one soldier, I’ll have to consider it.
Are they really looking for a few old men? The few, the old, the Marines?